• getting ready to do radiation treatments what r my side effects

    Asked by vickann on Saturday, February 2, 2013

    getting ready to do radiation treatments what r my side effects

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Well none since your haven't started yet. No side effects are universal but the most common side effects of radiation are skin damage and some mild fatigue.

      over 5 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar

      Vickann, my 30th, and last, radiation treatment is Monday. Two issues for me. Second degree burns and fatigue. Aquaphor healing lotion for the burns and a quick late afternoon cat nap helps. Hope your treatments are painless and quick!

      over 5 years ago
    • Laureen's Avatar

      Radiation side effects will vary from person to person. My dr's nurse suggested I shower only in Dove bar soap & use no powders, sprays or deodorants "south" of my armpits or "north" of my knees. There was also a cream recommended, Aquaphor, but I never remembered to get it. I also made sure that my underwear & such were not restrictive & the elastic did not go over the radiation spots. I made sure that I was fully dressed in my "restricted" zone before I put on any deodorant or sprays (even hairspray on my head). A little paranoid, but I had no skin damage. My worst side effect was having to be completely naked from the waist to the knees! For the first few treatments, the tech had to pull my underware down! They put a cloth about the size of a dinner napkin over me....like that helped any! Eventually, I adapted. My therapist figured that since I never had children, I was not used to having that area on public display! It got to the point where the techs & I would be kidding around & I stopped realizing what was going on. I even fell asleep more than once on the table!

      over 5 years ago

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